London-based six-piece Lola Colt takes inspiration from Spaghetti Westerns to make Americana-meets-shoegaze soundtracks for films that don’t exist yet.
Scenic is the sound of Tame Impala mating with Air to produce a cosmic pop of explosion on their latest Shockwaves EP.
East India Youth takes inspiration from the likes of Brian Eno and Sufjan Stevens to create songs that range from melodic synth-pop to minimalist neo-classical piano, via ambient passages, Krautrock drones and four-to-the-floor house epiphanies.
Wayward brings us an insanely catchy track from the UK, incorporating elements that capture pop and dance music with a soulful bow-tied on top.
Jellosea delivers a perfect hit of pop remix and electronic chill with a take on Anna Kendrick’s hit “Cups”. Take a listen: you won’t regret it.
Yet another great band from Manchester appears in the guise of synth-pop four-piece Letters To Fiesta, here to give Kate Bush a run for her money.
After first making an appearance on our Ones To Watch for 2012 list, Crushed Beaks are back in 2013 with their debut ‘Tropes’ EP, four tracks of some of the finest noise pop the UK has to offer.
The stars aligned for Selton, and now we’re all reaping the summery, upbeat pop benefits – complete with Beatles harmonies and Vampire Weekend energy.
SEOUL channel the spirit of the city, and the loneliness that can be found within it, and turn those moods into majestic, dreamlike soundscapes.
Seams captures the best of Berlin, forging disconcertingly danceable tracks out of minimal elements.
It’s that time of year when the weather’s mood seems to change, and Oceania is on hand to provide the perfect poignant soundtrack. It’s enough to make you love autumn.
The comparisons between Childhood and The Stone Roses were probably inevitable, but far from sounding dated the foursome bring a fierce and frenetic dynamism to classic shoegaze sounds.
Magic Man is a Neon Gold-signed five-piece from Rhode Island that creates near-perfect sun-kissed synth-pop and turn everything they touch into remix gold.
Bodebrixen is a duo of Danes that steal your heart with catchy hooks, handclaps, and good ol’ fashioned indie pop. Get your toes tappin’, because they have a rollercoaster of tunes to jive to.
BASECAMP fill in the gaps between D’Angelo and Jamie xx, creating a near-perfect fusion of UK garage and gorgeous R&B.